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Meg Daltry isn’t interested in falling in love and certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship, even though she can’t quite forget about Lane Boyd, a vacation fling she left behind in London. When Lane arrives in Provincetown hoping to win Meg back, she isn’t expecting a town in perpetual dusk. Or the hordes of zombies overrunning it. Now she’s not only fighting for Meg, Meg Daltry isn’t interested in falling in love and certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship, even though she can’t quite forget about Lane Boyd, a vacation fling she left behind in London. When Lane arrives in Provincetown hoping to win Meg back, she isn’t expecting a town in perpetual dusk. Or the hordes of zombies overrunning it. Now she’s not only fighting for Meg, she’s fighting for her life. An ancient Viking grave has been disturbed and its treasures stolen. Something wants back what was taken, and it won’t rest until everyone in Provincetown is destroyed. Forced to work together to stay alive, Meg and Lane must find the centuries-old treasure before the zombies find them first.


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Meg Daltry isn’t interested in falling in love and certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship, even though she can’t quite forget about Lane Boyd, a vacation fling she left behind in London. When Lane arrives in Provincetown hoping to win Meg back, she isn’t expecting a town in perpetual dusk. Or the hordes of zombies overrunning it. Now she’s not only fighting for Meg, Meg Daltry isn’t interested in falling in love and certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship, even though she can’t quite forget about Lane Boyd, a vacation fling she left behind in London. When Lane arrives in Provincetown hoping to win Meg back, she isn’t expecting a town in perpetual dusk. Or the hordes of zombies overrunning it. Now she’s not only fighting for Meg, she’s fighting for her life. An ancient Viking grave has been disturbed and its treasures stolen. Something wants back what was taken, and it won’t rest until everyone in Provincetown is destroyed. Forced to work together to stay alive, Meg and Lane must find the centuries-old treasure before the zombies find them first.

30 review for Z-Town

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lex Kent

    3.25 Stars. This was interesting. I’m a huge zombie fan. If it has zombies in it I will read it or watch it so I was happy to pick this as my first ARC to read from Bold Strokes Books new batch. I am wondering if my expectations might have been a bit too high. After reading my favorite zombie book ever written, Charon Docks at Daylight, it’s hard to compare anything else to that book. To me Z-Town felt closer to a Shaun of the Dead type story, except for that this book isn’t a comedy. I do h 3.25 Stars. This was interesting. I’m a huge zombie fan. If it has zombies in it I will read it or watch it so I was happy to pick this as my first ARC to read from Bold Strokes Books new batch. I am wondering if my expectations might have been a bit too high. After reading my favorite zombie book ever written, Charon Docks at Daylight, it’s hard to compare anything else to that book. To me Z-Town felt closer to a Shaun of the Dead type story, except for that this book isn’t a comedy. I do have to say that I thought the title was cute and I liked the premise of zombies in Provincetown. A group of lesbians fighting to save P-Town sounds good to me. I was also happy with how Darry chose to explain the zombies. It is out there yes, but zombies are out there anyway. It wasn’t just a virus, which none of us need to read about right now, but instead it had a neat little history and was just more inventive. This book is just pure entertainment. If you go into it looking for anything more you might be disappointed. It’s the kind of book you need to just go with the flow and definitely not take things too seriously. This was a fast read that kept me entertained while I’m stuck home on a Saturday night due to covid still ravishing the USA. While this book is all about zombies, there is a romance. It is actually a second chance romance which I think was a smart choice by Darry. Through a few flashbacks (that surprisingly I didn’t mind) we get insight into what worked and what didn’t for the main characters as a couple. The reason this was so smart was because with all the danger and just trying to stay alive, had these two just met the romance would’ve had to be insta-love to work in this condensed time period. Writing the characters to have a history ahead of time made this potential couple way more believable. While the overall romance was only okay for my personal tastes, I think Darry really tried to make it work. This was only an average zombie book for me. As I mentioned before I loved the location and the twist on a normal zombie, but I didn’t find the book to be as griping as I hoped. The book was very readable and entertaining, plus with October around the corner this book’s theme is perfectly timed. If you are looking for some zombie entertainment, and just want some fun, this book may be for you. A copy was given to me for a honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    JulesGP

    If you’re in the mood for a fun zombie book, then this is it. There’s just enough tension to keep you up later than you should be but also goofy enough that you won’t be fighting nightmares. There are also two solid main characters. I think if there was more character development, the book might have gone to the next level but I was still invested in the two of them. Lane is a slacker, rich gal living in the UK with Meg, an ambitious American who’s there learning the London pub trade. She’s dete If you’re in the mood for a fun zombie book, then this is it. There’s just enough tension to keep you up later than you should be but also goofy enough that you won’t be fighting nightmares. There are also two solid main characters. I think if there was more character development, the book might have gone to the next level but I was still invested in the two of them. Lane is a slacker, rich gal living in the UK with Meg, an ambitious American who’s there learning the London pub trade. She’s determined to own her own bar in the USA and when a family emergency drives her home, she leaves behind her girlfriend. There are feelings but it’s hard to have an adult relationship with someone who does not want to grow up. Meanwhile, it takes this gut punch for Lane to wake up and follow the woman she loves to Provincetown. Grand romantic gestures in PTown are interrupted when all bejeezus breaks out and suddenly zombies are running amok, wolfing down tourists. Meg, Lane, and some friends are the only thing that stand between the monsters and civilization. Good October read with a little spice. Received ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    Read this book for what it is, pure escapism, and you're bound to love it. This is the third book I've read by Eden Darry, and although it wasn't my favourite. I loved it for what it was. As a fan of 'The Walking Dead' and 'Vikings,' I love the combination here. The only reason I didn't rate this higher is the lack of urgency in the first 60-70% of the book, but at the same time, I was glad it wasn't unnecessarily gory or graphic. Talk about a contradiction. The last 30% of the book is what made Read this book for what it is, pure escapism, and you're bound to love it. This is the third book I've read by Eden Darry, and although it wasn't my favourite. I loved it for what it was. As a fan of 'The Walking Dead' and 'Vikings,' I love the combination here. The only reason I didn't rate this higher is the lack of urgency in the first 60-70% of the book, but at the same time, I was glad it wasn't unnecessarily gory or graphic. Talk about a contradiction. The last 30% of the book is what made me up my rating from 'an okay' 3-stars to an 'I really liked it' 4-star rating. Copy provided by the publisher, Bold Strokes Books, via NetGalley

  4. 4 out of 5

    Betty

    I really had a blast reading Z-Town by Eden Darry. I like zombie stories. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I do. The Walking Dead was my favorite tv show until they killed off all the characters I liked, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. In some ways this novel is a typical zombie horror story. It has zombies that have been cursed adding to their numbers rapidly in the usual fashion, by biting and often partially devouring their victims in the standard gory way. The main difference fr I really had a blast reading Z-Town by Eden Darry. I like zombie stories. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I do. The Walking Dead was my favorite tv show until they killed off all the characters I liked, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. In some ways this novel is a typical zombie horror story. It has zombies that have been cursed adding to their numbers rapidly in the usual fashion, by biting and often partially devouring their victims in the standard gory way. The main difference from the ordinary zombie horror story is that we have lesbian main characters, a second chance romance, and the setting is Provincetown. Poor Ptown. Ms. Darry really is not very kind to this lovely coastal town. The premise of the story is brilliant, including the curse and the resolution to the conflict. The characters are well-developed and the good guys, at least, are easy to connect with. The bad guys (and there are more than one) are also well done. The romance actually fits well into the overall story. And of course the zombies are exactly as you expect them to be. This is a wonderfully horrific, campy, gory, and romantic tale that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. It is the perfect book for this time of year. I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review. Rainbow Reflections: http://rainbowreflections.home.blog/

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jo reece

    3.6 stars. Erm.... I enjoyed this book. Z-Town if you haven't realised it is about zombies. In Province town. But if your expecting gory or the book to be scary, you'd be wrong. It's a fun read, it's about romance and a second chance at a relationship. It also reminded me of a horror film from the 80's. You have a few characters in the story.. the 2 main characters Meg Daltry and Lane Boyd. Meg, to me, came across as the 'don't mess with me type' where as Lane came across as a bit of 'wuss'... I 3.6 stars. Erm.... I enjoyed this book. Z-Town if you haven't realised it is about zombies. In Province town. But if your expecting gory or the book to be scary, you'd be wrong. It's a fun read, it's about romance and a second chance at a relationship. It also reminded me of a horror film from the 80's. You have a few characters in the story.. the 2 main characters Meg Daltry and Lane Boyd. Meg, to me, came across as the 'don't mess with me type' where as Lane came across as a bit of 'wuss'... I was wrong. as you find out as read the storyline. Meg doesn't want love and doesn't have time for any kind of relationship. After a fling with Lane while working in the UK, Meg decides enough is enough and goes back to P-Town. Lane unwilling to except it is over follows her and wants a second chance at the relationship. An ancient Viking grave has been disturbed and its treasures stolen. Something wants back what was taken, and it won’t rest until everyone in Provincetown is destroyed. Forced to work together to stay alive, Meg and Lane must find the centuries-old treasure before the zombies find them first. The book is a fun read and does have romance. I was given a ARC copy for a honest review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    XR

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. When I first heard about P-Town, I put it on my bucket list of places I had to go visit before I corked it. If P-Town suddenly became Z-Town, that trip would surely be either very tiring, bloody and long... or short one hehehe. With all the zombie books, movies, shows and games that I've gone through, I'd probably be on the uptake that something weird was happening with folks biting one another though, but it still might be a short trip. This was certainly an interesting take on the zombie genre When I first heard about P-Town, I put it on my bucket list of places I had to go visit before I corked it. If P-Town suddenly became Z-Town, that trip would surely be either very tiring, bloody and long... or short one hehehe. With all the zombie books, movies, shows and games that I've gone through, I'd probably be on the uptake that something weird was happening with folks biting one another though, but it still might be a short trip. This was certainly an interesting take on the zombie genre and also folklore if it could be considered as such. I'm not all that familiar with Viking folklore but wow, this book went to town with it. I thought it was cool that Lane decides to go to the US for Meg, but that she was destined to be there was even cooler. Finally... little Lois rocks and I'd totally adopt her.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lexxi Kitty

    A good lesbian book. Though not as good as a few other lesbian zombie books I've read. Heh, I just realized the only other book I'd read by this author was also a zombie book. And one That I had rated slightly higher than this one. A good lesbian book. Though not as good as a few other lesbian zombie books I've read. Heh, I just realized the only other book I'd read by this author was also a zombie book. And one That I had rated slightly higher than this one.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Char Dafoe

    Zombie action v. The Chase I wondered how a zombie story could fit in romance and especially with sex on top, but it's amazing how lust can overcome two people and for them to drop trou right there in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The story started out mundane with us following the two protagonists leading their lives. Meg was super focused on her career, and Lane was super focused on traveling halfway around the world to get back the love of her life; Meg. During the time of us, the reader, Zombie action v. The Chase I wondered how a zombie story could fit in romance and especially with sex on top, but it's amazing how lust can overcome two people and for them to drop trou right there in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The story started out mundane with us following the two protagonists leading their lives. Meg was super focused on her career, and Lane was super focused on traveling halfway around the world to get back the love of her life; Meg. During the time of us, the reader, getting know each character, Darry dropped hints here and there that a problem was arising around the small town where this story took place. She built up a Viking world filled with treasure, magic, and evil, murderous, vengeful ghosts, or ghost to be exact, who manifested into a zombie scarier than any zombie I've ever seen on tv. The action, for me, was more exciting than "the chase" between the two main characters. There was a lot of jumping back in time to when Meg and Lane were dating, and it gave us insight as to how they met and how they ended, all the while as they were running scared for their lives. I must admit, I didn't care for Meg. I found her to be cold and frankly, a b*tch. But of course, Meg saw the light and realized she was everything that I just described and owned up to it by apologizing. Lane, I had a hard time getting to know, truly. I think the zombie drama kind of overshadowed us getting to know who Lane truly was. I don't even have a clear picture as to what she looked liked. She did, however, embraced her bravery and kicked some zombie ass. We also got to see a softer, more maternal-protective side to her when she rescued little girl, Lois. They were too sweet together. Darry's descriptive narrative toward the zombies was spot on. I could actually see what they looked liked, how they sounded, the way they died, and even their rancid smell. And just when you thought the antagonist was the obvious, think again. I won't spoil. A fun, entertaining read.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Aleana Harris

    Meg is from the US she visiting England to research pubs because she wants to open her own. Lane who is from England meets Meg at a pub where they hit it off. Although they hit it off Meg who had to work for everything and Lane who doesn’t because she has a trust fund wants to help Meg but Meg pride gets in the way and she breaks things off with Lane and goes home. Lane who pretends that it didn’t hurt let’s her go but then realize her feelings and decides to where Meg is and confess her feeling Meg is from the US she visiting England to research pubs because she wants to open her own. Lane who is from England meets Meg at a pub where they hit it off. Although they hit it off Meg who had to work for everything and Lane who doesn’t because she has a trust fund wants to help Meg but Meg pride gets in the way and she breaks things off with Lane and goes home. Lane who pretends that it didn’t hurt let’s her go but then realize her feelings and decides to where Meg is and confess her feelings. When she gets there something strange is happening in Province Town she is shock that’s it’s seems eerie when she realize she the town override with Zombies as she and Meg fight their way to safety they also have to find out what cause this and learns someone disturbed a Viking grave and if they don’t find out what been taken and bring it back to the grave before it’s too late. I love it this could totally be on Netflix as movie. Wishful Casting Blake Lively and Leighton Meester in the role. I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Colleen Corgel

    Okay, so hear me out, I am giving this a five star rating because it is really good at what it does. This is a zombie horror novel, with some light bits of humor and action. I'd say this is like Shaun of the Dead crossed with The Mummy (1999) more than The Walking Dead. It is a little less tongue and cheek than Shaun but the supernatural elements of the zombies is very much like The Mummy. I haven't been to Provincetown, Massachusetts, but I know its reputation, so having a zombie outbreak in P- Okay, so hear me out, I am giving this a five star rating because it is really good at what it does. This is a zombie horror novel, with some light bits of humor and action. I'd say this is like Shaun of the Dead crossed with The Mummy (1999) more than The Walking Dead. It is a little less tongue and cheek than Shaun but the supernatural elements of the zombies is very much like The Mummy. I haven't been to Provincetown, Massachusetts, but I know its reputation, so having a zombie outbreak in P-Town is kind of hilarious on its face. That the zombies are based on an old Norse Myth that comes to life after they uncover buried treasure is just the topping on the cake. I'd say that yes, the characters are a bit archetypal with Lane being the rich playgirl with the heart of gold, and Meg being the more down to earth too serious woman. Though they have a past, they still have to relearn each other while trying to survive a supernatural zombie apocalypses. The other characters are just quirky enough to make an impact but aren't too traumatic when they die. And loads of people die. There's not too many gory deaths; most die either off page, or too far away from the point of view person. This is a blazing fast, fun romp, with a hint of romance, and some low key great jokes. It leaned very far into the horror/comedy/action and succeeds at it. Heck it even had a big dumb showdown near the end of the novel that I had to laugh at. Normally I am annoyed by scenes like that, but this one fit so well with the tone of the book, I loved it very much. If you are looking for a fast paced, silly, and slightly scary summer read, this is for you. I knew I was going to get a zombie book, but was not expecting to have so much fun with it. I received this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Domi

    A book with zombies and a lesbian romance. This one had my name all over it and I thoroughly enjoyed this read. it's amusing, the Zombie situation is used to expedite some feelings and personal growth all the while also giving us some tense moments and action. The way this writer wrote the story around the zombies occuring and the situation at the end makes sense and it gives us a finished book with everything tied up. I do wonder what happens for Lane en Meg afterwards, outside of the pressure A book with zombies and a lesbian romance. This one had my name all over it and I thoroughly enjoyed this read. it's amusing, the Zombie situation is used to expedite some feelings and personal growth all the while also giving us some tense moments and action. The way this writer wrote the story around the zombies occuring and the situation at the end makes sense and it gives us a finished book with everything tied up. I do wonder what happens for Lane en Meg afterwards, outside of the pressure pot situation and if they will make it in the long run. I felt the romance in the time span of the book, but what happens when adrenaline fades and the mundane takes over again? Yet, great read if you like zombies and a bit of romance between women, I would recommend it. *** An ARC was provided by Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. ***

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

    Z-Town by Eden Darry is a zombie story about Lane whose come to the US to confess her love to Meg but while she’s there, a Viking treasure is unearthed and causes an uprising of zombies. It’s an entertaining book but not particularly very deep—it reminded me of an episode of Supernatural. I do think we need more queer zombie books so I appreciate this book for adding more to the genre. Overall, I’d suggest this book if you want a quick zombie-filled read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Margarita (margaritathedrink)

    This book was such a fun read. I love zombie books but this is one zombie read that isnt like the other books ive read in the zombie category. Especially having the main characters be women and queer. It was definitely nice not having the typical hero/leader be a man in the zombie setting. Plus mixing zombies with one of my favorite tropes (ancient treasure being buried up and being cursed) was such a fun thing to see. This book is written with two different characters, one being Lane, a rich gi This book was such a fun read. I love zombie books but this is one zombie read that isnt like the other books ive read in the zombie category. Especially having the main characters be women and queer. It was definitely nice not having the typical hero/leader be a man in the zombie setting. Plus mixing zombies with one of my favorite tropes (ancient treasure being buried up and being cursed) was such a fun thing to see. This book is written with two different characters, one being Lane, a rich girl who comes from money and doesn't have to work a day in her life. And then there is Meg, grew up poor, working her butt off to one day own a bar of her own. They dated for a while only for Meg to break things off Seeing as Lane came from money and didnt take things seriously or even do some chores. But Lane is flying back to win Meg over when all hell breaks loose. Ancient Viking treasure was found and people start acting strangely. Biting people and getting sick and turning into zombies. Lane and Meg are trying to survive while trying to figure out how to stop a huge Viking zombie that is terrorizing the town with his zombie minions. I dont want to spoil it, but it was such a fun quick read. I'm a sucker for zombie books and this was something new and not so repetitive like the other zombie books ive read. There are more characters, more trying to figure out the truth and I highly recommend it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    Meg and Lane had a casual whirlwind romance when Meg spent time in England, but when she leaves to go Stateside once again their relationship fell apart. Lane can't get Meg out of her mind or her heart and she heads to Provincetown to win her back. The two women are thrown back together amid zombies and fighting for their lives. Can the adventure of a lifetime show them what really matters? I love zombies and this book did not disappoint plus I liked the little twist on these zombies with some an Meg and Lane had a casual whirlwind romance when Meg spent time in England, but when she leaves to go Stateside once again their relationship fell apart. Lane can't get Meg out of her mind or her heart and she heads to Provincetown to win her back. The two women are thrown back together amid zombies and fighting for their lives. Can the adventure of a lifetime show them what really matters? I love zombies and this book did not disappoint plus I liked the little twist on these zombies with some ancient Vikings and their treasure. This book takes place over a very short period of time and a lot happens but the pacing was really well done. There's still plenty of time for us to get to know the characters and for them to reconnect, which was nice since the characters had been together before the book but there was still a lot of opportunity for the readers to get engaged in their story and their relationship. This book was so much fun and had you on the edge of your seat. Eden Darry writes wonderful and engaging stories that set themselves apart! I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Steph Hanlon

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a free E-ARC of this text in exchange for an honest review. While this text offered real promise, I found it a difficult read due to the writing style and, as a result, I was unable to finish. The writing is clunky, particularly in chapter two where almost every sentence uses the character's name as opposed to ever using a pronoun. This, combined with small details which made research seem non-existent - for example, a British character is horrified at how Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a free E-ARC of this text in exchange for an honest review. While this text offered real promise, I found it a difficult read due to the writing style and, as a result, I was unable to finish. The writing is clunky, particularly in chapter two where almost every sentence uses the character's name as opposed to ever using a pronoun. This, combined with small details which made research seem non-existent - for example, a British character is horrified at how fast a car is driven, despite specifically saying they went 40mph is incredibly unbelievable - made for a difficult read. While the plot has potential, both female leads are incredibly unlikeable with no redeeming features and their willingness to leave a woman with a literally festering wound with her child was unfathomable. Between this and the overly detailed sex scene which seemingly comes from nowhere, made the characters seem two-dimensional, with their only real story being each other. Unfortunately, this will not be going down as a zombie classic, despite the original and intriguing premise.

  16. 4 out of 5

    K

    Zombies? Could not be more perfect for October. Well, I say that, but I'm not usually a fan of paranormal. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I got into it. The zombie history was neat. I was glad that the author was more creative than, let's say, an infectious virus. It made for an interesting plot, and more importantly, it gave the zombies a purpose. I liked the way the relationship was done. There wouldn't have been enough time for anything other than a second chance romance, since that Zombies? Could not be more perfect for October. Well, I say that, but I'm not usually a fan of paranormal. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I got into it. The zombie history was neat. I was glad that the author was more creative than, let's say, an infectious virus. It made for an interesting plot, and more importantly, it gave the zombies a purpose. I liked the way the relationship was done. There wouldn't have been enough time for anything other than a second chance romance, since that has to come second to saving the world. The fault was nicely split between the characters for not making it work the first time. They were flawed but clearly worked well together, and we see the characters develop from the flashbacks that served as their baselines. I liked Lane more of the two, but I think that was the point, since Lane gets her personal growth before Meg does. It succeeded at being the fun book that I was expecting, and you can't ask for too much when most of the narration is action. Four stars.

  17. 4 out of 5

    WLWBookReader

    Z-Town is a rollercoaster ride of a horror story about two brave, capable women fighting against Viking led zombies in the lovely, quaint Cape Cod village of Provincetown. Be still my heart! This book draws a reader in from the first page, perfectly setting up the mayhem that follows. I loved the character, Lane. Lane Boyd is the best kind of reluctant hero, sweet, kind, and totally unsure in her ability to rid the world of zombies. But she knows she can't let a horde of zombies stop her in her Z-Town is a rollercoaster ride of a horror story about two brave, capable women fighting against Viking led zombies in the lovely, quaint Cape Cod village of Provincetown. Be still my heart! This book draws a reader in from the first page, perfectly setting up the mayhem that follows. I loved the character, Lane. Lane Boyd is the best kind of reluctant hero, sweet, kind, and totally unsure in her ability to rid the world of zombies. But she knows she can't let a horde of zombies stop her in her attempt to win back Meg Daltry, the woman who abruptly left her back in England. The dire circumstances allow Meg to see Lane in a new way. Lane is no longer an unmotivated trust-fund gal but a woman that is brave, protective, and willing to fight for what she wants. I also enjoyed the insightful backstories of each character. I loved the humor Delores brought to the story, and I thought young Lois was a treat to read. This compelling story flows with an intensity that is edgy and fun, definitely a book to add to your library if you like zombies, Vikings, P-Town, or a reluctant kickass hero.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    This book is quite a little mishmash! You've got your romance, a little sex, a surprise villain, Vikings, pseudo-zombies, and a cute kid. I wish that I could say it all blends together seamlessly, but it doesn't quite hit the mark. I felt as though my focus was constantly changing and I ended up never feeling invested in any of it. This makes me sad because if anyone likes zombie books with lesbians or lesbian books with zombies, it is 100% me and surprisingly there's not a lot in this genre ;-) This book is quite a little mishmash! You've got your romance, a little sex, a surprise villain, Vikings, pseudo-zombies, and a cute kid. I wish that I could say it all blends together seamlessly, but it doesn't quite hit the mark. I felt as though my focus was constantly changing and I ended up never feeling invested in any of it. This makes me sad because if anyone likes zombie books with lesbians or lesbian books with zombies, it is 100% me and surprisingly there's not a lot in this genre ;-) I did enjoy having P-town as the setting. If you are familiar with this town, you'll love the nods to some of its eminent spots. The setting itself could almost be considered a major character in the story. The plotlines were interesting; I just wanted more development and some fleshing out (no pun intended).

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bekah B

    I don't even know where to begin with this book. I mean, I was totally expecting the run of the mill zompoc that's easy to read and easy to get lost in and whilst Z-Town sort of started out that way it suddenly took a much different route. A route where I ended up not really liking the destination! The story is set in Province Town (P-Town) where a construction team unearth some ancient Viking remains. Shortly after this some of the town's residents are acting a little odd and start biting/eatin I don't even know where to begin with this book. I mean, I was totally expecting the run of the mill zompoc that's easy to read and easy to get lost in and whilst Z-Town sort of started out that way it suddenly took a much different route. A route where I ended up not really liking the destination! The story is set in Province Town (P-Town) where a construction team unearth some ancient Viking remains. Shortly after this some of the town's residents are acting a little odd and start biting/eating people. Meanwhile, one of our main characters is travelling to P-Town to declare her undying love for her ex-girlfriend and beg to be given another chance. All sounds ok so far. But as the story progresses it gets more and more unbelievable and very paranormal so I ended up just rolling my eyes a lot. I'm not knowledgeable about Viking folklore or culture but unfortunately this just felt not quite right and poorly done. I can't say much about what I didn't really like as it would be full of spoilers so I'll just leave it at the 'not liking the paranormal stuff' stage. What I did like about the book were that the main characters were just normal average women with no military/survival/police training. Just two young women who had to figure things out. And the second chance romance trope with them really worked well in the story. I was rooting for them throughout the book. The pretty graphic sex scenes were unexpected but seemed to fit well with the plot and the characters. I just wish the cause of the zompoc had been more scientific/medical because I'm sure I would have loved it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cathie W

    So many things ticked on my want list for a lesbian zombie slasher. The book cover is spectacular as is the title, a clever play of words combining zombies and the quintessential Provincetown, MA locale. It’s also a second chance at love for Meg and Lane which I think fits best into this kind of story. You want to keep the action moving without having the characters get to know each other. A few well-placed short flashbacks flesh out their past nicely. Meg and Lane clash sportingly throughout th So many things ticked on my want list for a lesbian zombie slasher. The book cover is spectacular as is the title, a clever play of words combining zombies and the quintessential Provincetown, MA locale. It’s also a second chance at love for Meg and Lane which I think fits best into this kind of story. You want to keep the action moving without having the characters get to know each other. A few well-placed short flashbacks flesh out their past nicely. Meg and Lane clash sportingly throughout the story that had me laughing at their sarcasm or wincing at their barbs. Either way, their dialogue sparkles as does their rekindling of their affair ,,, amidst a zombie apocalypse. It’s scary good fun and loved every minute of it.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ginger

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Fun, fast read for scifi lovers. Lane is a well to do Londoner. She wants for nothing thanks to her parent's money. Except she does want for one thing her parents can't provide - Meg's love. Meg is a hard working American, struggling to save every penny to open her dream bar. Meg breaks Lane's heart by breaking up their casual fling - they have too many differences for anything long term. Meg goes home to the States. Lane follows Meg I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Fun, fast read for scifi lovers. Lane is a well to do Londoner. She wants for nothing thanks to her parent's money. Except she does want for one thing her parents can't provide - Meg's love. Meg is a hard working American, struggling to save every penny to open her dream bar. Meg breaks Lane's heart by breaking up their casual fling - they have too many differences for anything long term. Meg goes home to the States. Lane follows Meg to Provincetoen to win Meg back and then all hell breaks loose. - full on zombie apocalypse. Will they survive, will they lose preconceived notions about each other, will they save the world?

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten Pullen

    I received a NetGalley ARC of this book, and this is my unbiased and required review. Okay--just to put it out there--the world needs zombie lesbian romance books set in New England. This one fits the bill. Meg and Lane are clearly made for each other, and when they unite to set their world to rights, I crushed on them both so hard. The zombie apocalypse make sense in the context of the story (though it's certainly not "realistic"). The gore level is pretty high, but it's zombies. The sex isn't st I received a NetGalley ARC of this book, and this is my unbiased and required review. Okay--just to put it out there--the world needs zombie lesbian romance books set in New England. This one fits the bill. Meg and Lane are clearly made for each other, and when they unite to set their world to rights, I crushed on them both so hard. The zombie apocalypse make sense in the context of the story (though it's certainly not "realistic"). The gore level is pretty high, but it's zombies. The sex isn't steamy enough, imo. The story zips along, and it's fun, but the writing is often pretty clunky. I'm glad I read it, but I'm not necessarily going to see out the author in the future.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Patty Bryant

    This was a book that I would not normally read, but the blurb caught my attention. Z Town was a very well written zombie apocalypse adventure slash romance, that was part scary, funny, and romantic. The two main characters Lane and Meg, were so cute sweet and flawed, and the supporting characters were great to, especially Delores Cab, I have never laughed so hard at the beginning of a book , until I read the part where Lane met Delores for the first time. I would definitely recommend this book to This was a book that I would not normally read, but the blurb caught my attention. Z Town was a very well written zombie apocalypse adventure slash romance, that was part scary, funny, and romantic. The two main characters Lane and Meg, were so cute sweet and flawed, and the supporting characters were great to, especially Delores Cab, I have never laughed so hard at the beginning of a book , until I read the part where Lane met Delores for the first time. I would definitely recommend this book to any who loves zombie apocalypse romances with a dash of humor thrown in. I will definitely be reading more of Eden Darry books in the future.

  24. 4 out of 5

    cyanus

    Another thank you to Netgalley for making this book available. Not sure what I expected, but this book was a fun read. If zombies are your jam, this short novel is a chill read to sit back and relax. While there is some gore, it's not heavy on the horror, and the plot of the zombie situation is interesting. One thing I really liked is that the mains are queer but the book has absolutely nothing to do with that - they just are, no fanfare, nothing. It's always nice to read books where queerness is Another thank you to Netgalley for making this book available. Not sure what I expected, but this book was a fun read. If zombies are your jam, this short novel is a chill read to sit back and relax. While there is some gore, it's not heavy on the horror, and the plot of the zombie situation is interesting. One thing I really liked is that the mains are queer but the book has absolutely nothing to do with that - they just are, no fanfare, nothing. It's always nice to read books where queerness is completely normal. I think the only issue I had with this one was the writing style - it's a bit repetitive and the whole book ended up looking longer than it needed to be.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    Finally here is the first lesbian zombie story - well, so far I know. I waiting for this oh so long! And I really enjoyed it. The first half of the book is so good! The feelings were so deep and I conncected very well with both leading ladies. Then the zombies came and I loved it! Only the final fight was a bit ... welll I'm not sure. Something felt strange about it but I enjoyed it as well. So I would give this book a 4,5 star rating, because I really, really, really fell in love with the first Finally here is the first lesbian zombie story - well, so far I know. I waiting for this oh so long! And I really enjoyed it. The first half of the book is so good! The feelings were so deep and I conncected very well with both leading ladies. Then the zombies came and I loved it! Only the final fight was a bit ... welll I'm not sure. Something felt strange about it but I enjoyed it as well. So I would give this book a 4,5 star rating, because I really, really, really fell in love with the first half of this bo0k and the second part was good.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Wow. Just wow. This book was SHOCKINGLY good! The grotesque detail was horrible and awesome at the same time. I have never read a book like this. The romance was good and I liked the emotional progression of the main characters. I really enjoyed the historical links. Now we just need a post apocalyptic sequel to follow! I definitely recommend. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    This was good. It started out a little slow and I wasn't really sure what to expect. But it really picked up and was a good story. The flashbacks helped drive the relationship portion forward. While the zombie attack felt like a classic zombie movie. Really a great combination if you are in the mood for a zombie apocalypse. Disclaimer: I received an ARC ebook from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books in exchange for this review. This was good. It started out a little slow and I wasn't really sure what to expect. But it really picked up and was a good story. The flashbacks helped drive the relationship portion forward. While the zombie attack felt like a classic zombie movie. Really a great combination if you are in the mood for a zombie apocalypse. Disclaimer: I received an ARC ebook from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books in exchange for this review.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Illustrious Illusions

    This is a fun and fast paced story. Things move quickly as everyone tries to survive. It's a great book to just get lost on with it's unique take on Zombies. It shows how easy it is to misjudge people and how a crisis shows you their true colors. This is a fun and fast paced story. Things move quickly as everyone tries to survive. It's a great book to just get lost on with it's unique take on Zombies. It shows how easy it is to misjudge people and how a crisis shows you their true colors.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Odd Bin

    Most entertaining.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    Definitively Halloween read. It is pretty cool idea to have Zombies running around. I like the concept author came out with. The action and issues and way to survive. Pretty awesome. It is not a scary book, but it is entertaining and if your imagination runs wild might be a bit gross.

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